Crime Statistics for Needham Market, Suffolk, 2024

There were a total of 14 street level crime incidents in Needham Market in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Needham Market, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime6
Anti Social Behaviour4
Public Order2
Other Theft1
Vehicle Crime1
All Crime14

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Needham Market. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Needham Market

We've taken the ten nearest places to Needham Market and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Needham Market has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Combs Ford (2.24 miles)47
Creeting St Mary (0.88 miles)14
Needham Market14
Barking Tye (2.24 miles)6
Barking (1.39 miles)3
Creeting Bottoms (2.23 miles)1
Coddenham Green (1.86 miles)0
Battisford (1.96 miles)0
Little London (2.48 miles)0
Moats Tye (2.48 miles)0

4.95%
of Needham Market residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Needham Market?

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Needham Market and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Combs Ford23
Creeting St Mary6
Needham Market6
Barking Tye3
Barking1
Creeting Bottoms0
Coddenham Green0
Battisford0
Little London0
Moats Tye0

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Needham Market?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Needham Market to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Needham Market compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Needham Market and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Needham Market is ranked #10.

#WardScore
1St Peter's65
2Combs Ford51
3Stow Thorney46
4Chilton41
5Haughley, Stowupland & Wetherden29
6Blakenham27
7Onehouse25
8Stonham19
9Battisford & Ringshall19
10Needham Market19
11Rattlesden11

Which road in Needham Market has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Needham Market with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around this marker.

Last updated: March 2024
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0



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